- Rock n Roll San Jose 13.1 (Thank you BibRave!)-10/8
- City to the Sea 13.1-10/14
- Rock n Roll Los Angeles 13.1 (Thank you BibRave!)- 10/29
- Monterey Bay Half Marathon (Thank you BibRave!)- 11/12
Welcome to peak week. Or at least I think it was peak week.
Part of me feels like this week was a hot mess and the other part feels like it was a moderate success. I thought about trying to combine those terms in a catchy way and it just sounded inappropriate so, oops.
I feel like there is something I needed to tell you about work but I can’t remember what it was so we’ll push pause on that.
The plan called for two 6 mile runs, a 10 mile long run, and 3 cross training work outs of some sort.
My legs generally aren’t fans of running the day after a long run but this was what fit the schedule. That said I knew I wasn’t going to get the 6 miles the training plan called for. Especially since work ran a little later due to being short staffed that day. I kept the pace nice and easy and my legs actually weren’t as cranky as they could have been.
I was feeling lazy after doing what I needed to do. Oops.
Wednesday- 6 miles bike/ 21 day Upper Fix
I planned on running however realized I had a problem when I changed into my running clothes after work. My crops which had been with me for so many miles over the years had given up the ghost. 😂 No running was going to happen that night. I knew I should have packed an extra pair of shorts.
Thursday- 5 miles
All right, let’s try this again. I was feeling blah but I changed and headed to the river path after work to get in a few miles. I told myself to at least get started. I left my water in the car because I had a feeling I would be back soon. Except at the 5k turn around point, I went left instead and kept running. My brain was exactly on board but my legs were so I let them do all the talking.
I was lazy again. Uh oh…the Slacker may be coming back more than I would like.
Yeah, I know not really exercise but I defenitlty put in my steps while getting some things done. I thought about trying for my long run that evening but it was still above 90 until the evening so I passed.
Sunday- 8.5 miles
I ran in the morning! I actually got up! Granted a little later than I planned but still. I headed out for my planned 10 miles. The plan was to run 10 miles to a certain point- have my mother pick me up then go to lunch with her and my brother. I had stashed a shirt change with her the day before in case I followed through with running in the morning.
About 1.5 miles in I heard my name being shouted- huh? Oh hey, I know you! I ran into a friend watching her son play soccer so I stopped and chatted for a bit. Between that conversion and a couple of lengthy stoplights as I made my way across town I was only able to fit 8.5 miles before the rendezvous time. That said the miles I did fit in were surprisingly strong considering the struggle bus I’ve been riding lately. I considered going out for another 2 later but once again it was 96. Ummmm, Fall where are you?
16.5 miles for the week. A not great peak week but not a bad one either. Only 2 weeks to go to San Jose!
How was your week?